(Original story published on Monday January 26th, 2015 on Slice.ca.)
Lagerfeld, Jacobs, Ford; Of course you know all the big names in fashion, but what about all the amazing up-and-coming talent?
From Jennifer Lawrence‘s jewellery label du jour, to the new print the coolest street style stars are wearing, we’re highlighting 10 emerging fashion designers who need to be on your radar.
DJ-turned-designer Massimo Giorgetti created the label MSGM inspired by the mash-up of contemporary art and indie music. He’s known for eclectic prints, youthful silhouettes, and on-trend separates.
On our wish list? MSGM’s Long Sleeve Top (was $945, now $472).
Paul Andrew is a British shoe designer whose resume includes working alongside design masters like Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen. Launched in 2013, his instantly acclaimed footwear brand focuses on impeccable materials and uses the finest Italian production techniques to make each pair.
Shop: Paul Andrew
Go bold and opt for Paul Andrew’s Shirin Calf Hair & Leather Booties, (was US $1095, now US $438).
Lublu Kira Plastinina
With fans like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Leandra Medine, Russian designer Lublu Kira Platinina is definitely a name that needs to be remembered. Her collections boast wild prints reminiscent of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Our favourite pieces? Her fun and girly knee-length printed dresses.
Shop: Lublu Kira Plastinina
Do like the Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, and embrace these fun designs by shopping her latest line at modaoperandi.com.
Marco de Vincenzo
Assisting with the accessories for Fendi, young Italian designer Marco de Vincenzo deepened his love for leather and fur, as can be seen in his own namesake label. Focusing on elegant silhouettes, minimalist shapes and opulent fabrics, Marco de Vincenzo’s line is ideal for the on-trend, ladylike professional.
Shop: Marco de Vincenzo
Our piece of choice? Marco De Vincenzo’s 3/4 Length Skirt (US $623).
Shop: Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl’s Achilled Striped Floral Sneaker, ($395) is a great option to stay stylish during commutes in the city.
Shop: Hunting Season
Our favourite peace? The classicPython Cosmetic Clutch ($350).
With internships at Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin, Adam Lippes, and Brian Reyes under her belt, it’s no surprise Rose Assoulin launched her own flawless namesake line. Featuring clean lines and architectural silhouettes, this label is ideal for the modern, ladylike woman.
Shop: Rosie Assoulin
Moda Operandi founder, Lauren Santo Domingo is among the designer’s elite list of fans. Shop Rose Assoulin at Moda Operandi.
Shop: Ana Khouri
On our (somewhat unrealistic) wish list? Ana Khouri’s 18-Karat Gold, Citrine and amethyst two-finger ring, ($17,000).
We’re loving Kara’s Silver Backpack ($445).
Shop: Annelise Michelson
Our piece of choice? We love the whimsical nature of herThorny Rings (£180).